This is what the Philadelphia Enquirer reported about the Free Concert, the second time (11/8/97).

CoreStates backs off; Metallica cries foul
Even as the CoreStates Complex bowed to neighborhood opposition and tried to pull the plug on an outdoor concert by Metallica, the band vowed yesterday to go into federal court for the right to rock the parking lot.
"If Garth Brooks can play Central Park, why can't Metallica play South Philly?" said Peter Paterno, the Los Angeles lawyer for the band, which claims to be the loudest band in the world.
Metallica's lawyers said they would go into federal court in Philadelphia today to win the right to perform Tuesday as planned - a free concert on the parking lot at the CoreStates Complex.
Paterno and a Philadelphia lawyer hired yesterday, Barry Ungar, said the band had an oral commitment from CoreStates management to play as originally planned, and that they would ask a federal to clear the way for the concert.
"We're going to seek an injuction, to prohibit CoreStates from breaking its agreement," Ungar said. The band chose federal court because the band members live in California.
Earlier yesterday, CoreStates Complex president Peter Luukko had issued a statement saying the concert would e moved indoors - if Metallica agreed - in response to "concerns and issues that have been raised by our community and it's City Council representatives."
Luukko's announcement temporarily put off the threat of an injunction seeking to ban the band from playing outdoors in the afternoon. The request for an injunction, sponsored by State Sen. Vince Fumo and Council members Anna Verna{can't stand her, stupid TOS} and Frank DiCicco, was made on behalf of South Philadelphia residents who had complained that thousands of fans milling about would severely impact their neighborhood.
But evan as Verna and others were declaring victory, the band's people were sounding off.
Jane Wilson, a spokeswoman for Metallica's label, Elektra, issued a warning: "What we know is that the concert is still going on, and it's still going on outside, and it's still free."
More than 40,000 people had been expected to attend the free concert - timed to coincide with the Nov. 18 release of Metallica's latest CD, Re-Load - outside the Spectrum.
The fans would have been admitted on a first-come, first served basis, a condition that neighborhood residents said would have resulted in thousands of metalheads showing up early.
But if the band plays inside the Spectrum, only 18,000 tickets will be made available - and only through an electronic service, said Kathleen Murray, Verna's chief of staff.
Such a condition would have helped ease the anxiety of residents who had predicted that many fans at Veterans Stadium for a Monday night football game would stay all night for an afternoon concert the next day. And Tuesday is a holiday, giving many more schoolchildren the opportunity to go to South Philadelphia in hopes of getting in.
But moving the concert indoors, Ungar said, "would totally change the nature of the event."
Paterno and his legal colleague, Howard King, said the band was worried that thousands would show up and have no tickets for the arena.
Perhaps said King, {My favorite part} the city opposition was "an irrational reaction to a percieved image of who Metallica is."
Earlier, Verna said she didn't know much about Metallica.
"I have never heard this group, but I understand the fans and the players bang their bodies on the stage," said Verna, adding that her own musical taste runs more to Pavoratti.

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